Members & guests, free. Online RSVP for this program has ended; to join please contact the Village office at 773.248.8700.
Note: Village member Laurel Baer and photographer Steve Rosofsky will be briefly filming at this event for a Village video. It will be quiet and unobtrusive and will not interfere with your enjoyment of the event. If you would prefer not to be filmed, let Laurel know when you arrive.
Who Will Take Care of Me?
There will be times in all our lives when we can’t care for ourselves, or when others will have to make decisions on our behalf. It can range from pet care during a hospitalization to arrangements for hospice.
Where Will I Go?
There may also come a time when you will need home care, assisted living, or memory care. Prepare yourself for such a major transition by understanding the pros and cons of home care versus a community, costs, and how to evaluate alternatives.
Join us to hear two knowledgeable and experienced professionals who will provide a practical road map for these complex decisions.
Having plans in place is empowering. It replaces “what if’s” with “and when’s,” transforming stress and worry to peace of mind.
About our speakers:
Niki Fox, Director of Health and Wellbeing at The Village Chicago will explain how advance care planning allows you to maintain control over how your needs and wishes will be met. She will demystify terminology, describe the legal documents that should be in place; and suggest ways to build a support network.
Amy Keefner spent over 20 years in Corporate Sales before transitioning to her calling of working with and for Seniors and families as a Senior Living Specialist. Amy will share her years of experience in evaluating and choosing the right living situation including what questions to ask providers.